The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 854 921 922
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +1
Permanent jobs citing MOS 58 54 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.050% 0.057%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 55 46 63
Median salary £35,500 £37,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.33% +29.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,700 £26,000 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £70,000 £39,550
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £33,500 £27,750
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +20.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
24866 29764 31069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.10% 27.29% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19984 24007 24250
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +65 58 £35,500 +1.42% 5
London +54 34 £35,500 -21.11%
North West +17 13 £37,500 -31.81% 1
City of London +59 12 £38,750 -18.42%
Manchester +11 12 £37,500 - 1
South East +36 6 £33,000 -5.71% 3
Berkshire +17 5 £33,500 +24.07%
Maidenhead - 4 £33,500 -
West Midlands -6 2 £41,500 +72.91% 1
East of England +20 1 £20,000 -11.11%
Slough +15 1 £29,000 +7.40%
East Midlands +14 1 £25,500 -23.88%
Hampshire +7 1 £29,350 - 3
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £20,000 -
Southampton - 1 £29,350 -
Nottingham - 1 £25,500 -
Chippenham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £25,500 -
Uxbridge - 1 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £20,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MOS.

1 69 (66.99%) MS Office
2 57 (55.34%) Windows
3 54 (52.43%) Microsoft
4 49 (47.57%) Windows 7
5 47 (45.63%) ITIL
6 42 (40.78%) MS Excel
7 32 (31.07%) Law
8 31 (30.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (24.27%) Legal
10 24 (23.30%) SCCM
11 23 (22.33%) MCSA
12 22 (21.36%) MCP
12 22 (21.36%) Active Directory
13 21 (20.39%) SLA
14 20 (19.42%) LAN
14 20 (19.42%) Service Delivery
15 19 (18.45%) WAN
15 19 (18.45%) iManage
16 18 (17.48%) Citrix
16 18 (17.48%) MCSE
16 18 (17.48%) VMware
17 17 (16.50%) MS PowerPoint
18 16 (15.53%) SharePoint
19 15 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (14.56%) Windows 10
20 13 (12.62%) Finance
20 13 (12.62%) Cisco
20 13 (12.62%) Windows 8
20 13 (12.62%) Degree
21 12 (11.65%) e-Learning

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (15.53%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.74%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.83%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.97%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 69 (66.99%) MS Office
2 42 (40.78%) MS Excel
3 17 (16.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (9.71%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.97%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.97%) MS Project
5 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Eikon
1 1 (0.97%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.97%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.42%) LAN
2 19 (18.45%) WAN
3 9 (8.74%) Internet
4 7 (6.80%) WebEx
5 6 (5.83%) Intranet
5 6 (5.83%) IP Telephony
5 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.88%) Firewall
7 3 (2.91%) DHCP
7 3 (2.91%) DNS
7 3 (2.91%) Skype
7 3 (2.91%) VPN
7 3 (2.91%) Wireless
8 2 (1.94%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.94%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.94%) FWSM
8 2 (1.94%) OSPF
8 2 (1.94%) VoIP
9 1 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.97%) Ingres
3 1 (0.97%) MS Access
General
1 32 (31.07%) Law
2 25 (24.27%) Legal
3 13 (12.62%) Finance
4 10 (9.71%) French Language
4 10 (9.71%) German Language
5 8 (7.77%) Retail
6 6 (5.83%) Publishing
7 5 (4.85%) Multimedia
8 3 (2.91%) Marketing
9 2 (1.94%) Electronics
9 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.97%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (40.78%) Analyst
2 26 (25.24%) Service Analyst
2 26 (25.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 24 (23.30%) Trainer
4 20 (19.42%) Support Analyst
5 18 (17.48%) IT Analyst
6 16 (15.53%) IT Support
7 14 (13.59%) Help Desk Analyst
7 14 (13.59%) IT Support Analyst
8 13 (12.62%) IT Trainer
9 12 (11.65%) Help Desk Support
9 12 (11.65%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 12 (11.65%) Service Desk Support
9 12 (11.65%) Service Desk Support Analyst
10 10 (9.71%) Coordinator
11 9 (8.74%) Desktop Support
12 8 (7.77%) Project Manager
12 8 (7.77%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 8 (7.77%) Team Leader
13 6 (5.83%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) ODBC
2 2 (1.94%) CSS
3 1 (0.97%) .NET
3 1 (0.97%) COM
3 1 (0.97%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.65%) e-Learning
3 8 (7.77%) Smartphone
4 7 (6.80%) Client/Server
4 7 (6.80%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (5.83%) AS400
5 6 (5.83%) iPhone
5 6 (5.83%) Learning Management System
6 5 (4.85%) iPad
7 4 (3.88%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.91%) PDA
9 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.94%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.94%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.94%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.97%) Health Informatics
10 1 (0.97%) Informatics
10 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (55.34%) Windows
2 49 (47.57%) Windows 7
3 15 (14.56%) Windows 10
4 13 (12.62%) Windows 8
5 9 (8.74%) Mac OS X
5 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.77%) Windows Server
6 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.88%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.91%) Android
8 3 (2.91%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.97%) Linux
10 1 (0.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (45.63%) ITIL
2 20 (19.42%) Service Delivery
3 9 (8.74%) Service Management
4 8 (7.77%) Incident Management
4 8 (7.77%) PRINCE2
4 8 (7.77%) Service Desk Management
5 7 (6.80%) Coaching
5 7 (6.80%) Matrix Organization
5 7 (6.80%) Operations Management
5 7 (6.80%) Project Management
6 5 (4.85%) Time Management
7 4 (3.88%) ITSM
8 3 (2.91%) Investment Management
8 3 (2.91%) Workflow
8 3 (2.91%) Workflow Management
9 2 (1.94%) CRM
9 2 (1.94%) Document Management
10 1 (0.97%) B2B
10 1 (0.97%) E-Commerce
10 1 (0.97%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.80%) C
2 3 (2.91%) SQL
3 2 (1.94%) Java
4 1 (0.97%) C#
4 1 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (30.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (22.33%) MCSA
3 22 (21.36%) MCP
4 18 (17.48%) MCSE
5 13 (12.62%) Degree
6 9 (8.74%) MCITP
6 9 (8.74%) MCTS
7 8 (7.77%) HND
8 7 (6.80%) PMP
9 4 (3.88%) CCNA
9 4 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (3.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.94%) CCNP
10 2 (1.94%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.97%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.39%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (21.36%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.77%) VMware ESX
3 8 (7.77%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (3.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.97%) Firmware
5 1 (0.97%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (23.30%) SCCM
2 8 (7.77%) MOM
3 7 (6.80%) WSUS
4 6 (5.83%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.83%) CA Spectrum
4 6 (5.83%) Nagios
4 6 (5.83%) NetBackup
4 6 (5.83%) SCOM
5 4 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (52.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.45%) iManage
3 18 (17.48%) Citrix
3 18 (17.48%) VMware
4 13 (12.62%) Cisco
5 11 (10.68%) Adobe
5 11 (10.68%) Apple
6 10 (9.71%) HP
7 9 (8.74%) Oracle
8 8 (7.77%) CheckPoint
8 8 (7.77%) Google
9 7 (6.80%) BT
10 6 (5.83%) Avaya
10 6 (5.83%) CA
10 6 (5.83%) Polycom
10 6 (5.83%) Sybase
11 5 (4.85%) Intel Security
11 5 (4.85%) Juniper
12 4 (3.88%) Symantec
12 4 (3.88%) Wyse
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